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Darkness to light: West family will continue ministry

“He died for the Acholi people and the cause of Christ. That’s the Love of Christ. You can’t ...

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Missionary from Jemison dies from medical complications

“He’s not here right now, and it hurts so bad,” Barbara West said. “But we know where he ...


‘Pack rat’ decorates yard with antiques

“I just don’t have the heart to throw anything away," Wanette Sims said.


Cancer survivor has much to look forward to

“There have been some tough days, but I enjoy life—even more than before," Jennifer Watley said. "I don’t ...

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Verbena student recognized for overcoming cerebral palsy

“The only things I can’t do are tie shoes and cut a steak,” Stephen Bryant said.


Longest-tenured Clanton Police Dept. officer retires

“I had some good times, some bad times and some dangerous times, but I made it," Elijah Bearden ...


Verbena soldier retires after 32 years of service

After 32 years of service in the United States Army, Command Sergeant Major Rex Ray of Verbena officially ...


Rogers sees youth sports make a difference

E.M. Henry Park has changed a lot from the time that Royce Rogers began helping around the park ...


Yeargan to compete in national racing event

“When the opportunity came across, we just had to go for it,” said Brittany Yeargan, Pearce’s mother.

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Visiting Mr. Raymond Oden in Maplesville (community)

Recently I went with Mrs. Sherry Smith to the beautiful and active Senior Center that is situated in ...


Gardens resident celebrates 102nd birthday

"She has been an inspiration to me," Vickie Moseley said.

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Triumph over tragedy: Graham’s story (religion column)

"God used this tragedy to show me that He was not going to abandon me and He would ...

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RELAY FOR LIFE: Cancer picked the wrong princess

Cancer doesn’t fight fair at any age, but perhaps no cancer is more emotionally devastating that those that ...


School administrator publishes spiritual book

“I said, ‘Lord, if you can use anything, use me,’ and he did," Swindle said.


FACES & PLACES: Restaurant part of Thorsby’s culture

“I just knew that it was in my blood,” said Karen Reeser, the current owner. “I was a ...

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